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Police Officer

Bethel Police Department - Bethel, Alaska

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$21.30 hourly
Academy Graduate:
$22.36 hourly
$23.48 hourly
Top Pay:
$40.16 hourly

Job Description

Under the general supervision of a superior officer. Performs law enforcement duties, to protect and safeguard life and property, to prevent crime, apprehend criminals, and to preserve peace. Patrols the city in a police cruiser and investigates any suspicious conditions, makes arrest for violations of laws and ordinances. Enforces traffic laws and directs traffic as required. Conducts thorough and complete investigations of crimes and traffic accidents and patrols on foot when necessary. Provides detailed written reports and performs related work as required. The application process will include a fully completed City of Bethel Application for Employment, APSC F-3, background investigation and any other testing required to meet APSC standards. For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013: Police Officer's salary range starts at $44,297 ($21.30/hr) to $83,536 ($40.16/hr) DOE, with a 5% raise after probation. After June 30, 2013 allow for 2.5% cost of living increase. 6% night shift differential 12 hour shifts. 4 on/3 off, 3 on/4 off. Relocation costs and housing allowance assistance. Uniforms and equipment provided with the exception of boots. ADDITIONALLY THE CITY OF BETHEL OFFERS ITS EMPLOYEES A WIDE RANGE OF BENEFITS THAT INCLUDE:
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Paid Time Off: 260 hrs/year (years 1-2) 286 hrs/year (years 2-5).
  • PERS Retirement Plan
  • Full medical, dental, vision & prescription coverage for employee and dependents.
  • Term life and long-term disability insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Water and sewage service at a reduced fee.
  • 11 paid holidays plus one floating personal day.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21
  • Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience: Prefer previous police academy experience and relevant police experience
Must meet minimum standards of Alaska Police Standards Council for Police Officers; Must be at least 21 years old; Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions; Must be a U. S. citizen or resident alien; Must be able to observe situations analytically and objectively and to record them clearly and completely; Must be able to react quickly and calmly in emergencies; Must be able to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.; Must be able to handle situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and impartially; Must be able to develop skill in the use and care of firearms; Must have good physical strength and agility.

Contact Informaton

KaJena Baty

Bethel Police Department
PO Box 809
Bethel, Alaska 99559
phone: (907) 543-3781

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